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Is Mental Health Malpractice a Personal Injury Claim?

Written by Ankin Law Office

Medical malpractice – one of the most common types of personal injury lawsuits – occurs any time a doctor, hospital, mental health care professional, or other health care provider fails to provide adequate medical care.

Mental health malpractice often involves allegations that a mental health professional could have avoided or minimized a situation if he or she had recognized and properly treated the patient. Examples of common mental health malpractice claims include:

Mental health malpractice claims are often more challenging and difficult to prove than other types of personal injury lawsuits. Like other personal injury claims, however, a skilled Illinois personal injury lawyer can significantly improve the likelihood of successfully pursuing a mental health malpractice claim.

At Ankin Law Office, LLC, our skilled Chicago personal injury lawyers provide the following services:

  • Help you get the appropriate medical attention, including the appropriate mental health care.
  • Fully investigate the facts surrounding your mental health malpractice claim.
  • Explain your legal rights and options, along with the pros and cons of each option.
  • Ensure that statute of limitation deadlines are met so that your legal rights are preserved.
  • File the necessary legal documents to pursue a mental health malpractice claim.
  • Appear in court to advocate on your behalf.

If you suspect that you were the victim of mental health malpractice, you may be able to recover damages in a personal injury lawsuit. Contact our dedicated mental health malpractice attorneys at (312) 600-0000 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about a possible personal injury lawsuit.

Categories: Personal Injury